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Welcombe Avenue, Park North, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 2QN
01793 342 347

Vision and Values

Goddard Park is an inclusive Daycare Centre that enables all members of its Daycare Centre community to reach their full potential and to develop a positive attitude towards care and life-long learning. 


The Daycare Centre has high expectations in all areas of early years life and for our wider community.  


Everybody learns, Everybody cares is the vision for our Daycare Centre and School community.  


This vision is underpinned by the following values:





Alongside our vision and values, these three behaviour threads are taught and expected throughout the Daycare Centre and School:

Being ready

Being respectful

Being safe


Our Daycare Centre aims are: 

  • to teach a progressive Early Years curriculum with an emphasis on the seven areas of learning, using an approach that builds upon the child’s knowledge, experience and understanding
  • to provide a range of experiences that build on children’s cultural capital 
  • to provide a nurturing, calm learning environment that will meet the educational and care needs, and the social and emotional well-being of the daycare and school community. 
  • to support our children to be ready, respectful and safe, in line with our Daycare Centre: Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy and School: Behaviour Policy
  • to teach children to appreciate, respect and celebrate the differences in us all, and the unique contributions we make regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, culture, or religion 
  • to teach children to understand and contribute towards preserving the natural environment. 
  • to provide opportunities for personal and educational growth for all the Daycare Centre and School community 
  • to ensure each child understands how to become ‘the best they can be’ and celebrates their achievements and those of others 
  • to encourage children to develop their own talents and interests and participate fully throughout the life of the Daycare Centre, School and the wider community 


In addition, we develop the children's understanding of the British Values:

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect



The Rule of Law


Individual liberty: freedom for all

Help children develop a positive sense of themselves. Provide opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities. For example, through allowing children to take risks on an obstacle course, mixing colours, talking about their experiences and learning.

Encourage a range of experiences that allow children to explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand we are free to have different opinions, for example in a small group discuss what they feel about transferring into Reception Class.


Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated

Create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community.

Discuss similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions and share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences.

Explain the importance of tolerant behaviours such as sharing and respecting other’s opinions.

Promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of children’s experiences and providing resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping.


Democracy: making decisions together

Encourage children to see their role in the bigger picture, to know their views count, value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings, for example when they do or do not need help, e.g. vote with a show of hands.

Support the decisions that children make and provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing negotiating, bargaining and collaboration. Children should be given opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued.


Rule of law: understanding rules matter

Ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong.

Collaborate with children to create the rules and the codes of behaviour, for example, to agree the rules about tidying up and ensure that all children understand rules apply to everyone.


What is not acceptable is:

Actively promoting intolerance of other faiths, cultures and races

Failure to challenge gender stereotypes and routinely segregate girls and boys

Isolating children from their wider community

Failure to challenge behaviours (whether of staff, children or parents/carers) that are not in line with the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs